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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Piedra Vista High School is an above average, public school located in Farmington, NM. It has 1,421 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.

Piedra Vista High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
75%
Average SAT
1050
13 responses
Average ACT
24
160 responses
AP Enrollment
29%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$56,368
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$862
National
$949
Median Home Value
$187,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
69%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 65 responses
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  • Football
    22%
  • Rivalry week
    14%
  • Basketball games
    11%
  • Graduation
    9%
  • Softball & Volleyball games & homecoming week
    9%
  • Marching Band!
    8%
  • Parades
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,421
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,822
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.8%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,189/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
34%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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Piedra Vista High School Reviews

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Many universities worry about their diversity on campus. Here at Piedra Vista, we don't have to ensure a diverse campus. Our town, Farmington, New Mexico, is one of the most diverse communities in the United States. The differences between peers blend together to create a unique educational experience.
In English class, my peers provide multiple perspectives to the writing that are influenced by their own cultures and beliefs. It makes students think about popular works with a different mindset, perspectives uncommon elsewhere. Diversity leads to better learning and new ideas.
My school encourages its students to push beyond the boundaries. This year, my peers and I planned a project to implement green energy on campus. However, the school's one fault is to bite off more than it can chew. It was difficult for us to receive support. It's the same for school sports and arts programs. While we are understaffed and underfunded, we make up for what we lack with our Panther Pride.
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The school cares more about its athletes than it does about its academics, school spirit, and fine arts. The admin from my freshman to senior years were hell bent on not allowing any change, especially involving school spirit, as they viewed it as too distracting. The place has incompetent counselors that are not outreaching to those in need. In 2018, there was a school shooting at a nearby district. Our admin have made an appearance of increasing security, but it's a joke. Plus, whenever there have been actual legit threats and weapons on campus, admin does not put us into an immediate lockdown, but lets the day continue as usual, risking all of our lives simply so that hours aren't lost. Sometimes, they don't even alert parents right away that something is wrong. The teachers aren't respected. Whenever they make complaints, they are ignored, so they recruit parent involvement to get a reaction from admin. I am glad that I am leaving this year; it couldn't have come sooner.
My high school was, generally, led by very competent teachers and administration. One thing I believe PV could do better is to provide more support for students as far as counseling both academic and behavioral. I was on a Gifted IEP, and no additional support was provided besides a separate advisory hour and a yearly meeting in which not much was accomplished. Overall, it was a pretty good high school to have attended, not that I knew it at the time.